Money matters: The UAE currency is known as the Arab Emirate Dirham denoted by AED or more commonly Dhs (one dirham is divided into 100 fils). The dirham is pegged to the US dollar. All major international banks have branches in the city and working hours are 8am-2pm, Saturday to Thursday. ATMs are widely available and major credit cards are widely accepted.
Shopping malls: 10am-midnight Sunday to Wednesday, 10am-1am Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Independent retail outlets: 10am-1pm and 4pm-10pm Saturday to Wednesday, 4pm-midnight Friday.
Most corporations are open from 8am-6pm Saturday to Thursday.
Embassies, consulates and government offices operate from 7.30am-2.30pm Sunday-Thursday. Friday and Saturday are official holidays for all government departments.